|01. Dr Shivananda||02. Dr Baldev Prajapati||03. Dr Ritabrata Kundu|
|04. Dr Ranganath||05. Dr P S Moralwar||06. Dr Tapan Kr Ghosh|
|07. Dr Ajay Kalra||08. Dr Digant Shastri||09. Dr Yaswant Patil|
|10. Dr Nupur Ganguly||11. Dr Neelam Verma||12. Dr Vijay Yewale|
|13. Dr A Parthasarathy||14. Dr M Indrasekhar Rao||15. Dr M Govindaraj|
|16. Dr Major K Nagaraju||17. Dr Abhay Kr Shah||18. Dr A J Chitkara|
|19. Dr Shyam Kukreja||20. Dr Ashok Rai||21. Dr Raju C Shah|
Review of the last EB Meeting’s agenda and the scientific programs held on 2008 (1st Jan 2008 to 22 November 2008).
The meeting started at 1.30 pm by the permission of the chair and Dr Ritabrata Kundu, secretary of the chapter had presented the activity report of the chapter during the above mentioned period. Reports of the following programs were presented by the secretary :
The members present highly appreciated the huge task of the chapter.
In addition to the above program Dr Kundu had also informed the august body that the chapter had undertaken that 3 protocol meeting on :
He also informed that the Malaria update protocol made by the chapter was already published in the September issue of Indian Pediatrics 2008.
Dr Kundu had proposed that publication of a Text Book on Pediatric Infectious Diseases is due for few years. After some debate it was unanimously decided that this text book will be published without any hurry and taking sufficient time. Dr Vijay N Yewale has given the responsibility to circulate the content of the proposed book received by him from Dr A Parthasarathy. The editorial board had been decided with the following members :
Dr Baldev Prajapati, the incoming Chairperson had stressed that there is a necessity of one handbook in PID specially for the practitioners, which he wanted to publish in his tenure (2009). The EB members had accepted his views and the same group of editors will also assist him in this venture.
It was also suggested that 2 senior members Dr A Parthasarathy and Dr Raju C Shah will be the advisors to this editorial board. The board should identify the topics and author within 2 to 3 months. Another 3 months should be given to go through the manuscript before finalising.
Dr Tapan Kr Ghosh the returning officer had informed that the executive board was unanimously elected excepting the post of Chairperson elect. There were 2 candidates namely, Dr M Indrasekhar Rao and Dr Rohit Agrawal. The members thanked Dr Rohit Agrawal for withdrawing in favor of Dr Indrasekhar Rao for 2009 election. Members unanimously agreed to place Dr Agrawal in the Executive Board as a coopted member. The newly elected EB for 2009 is as follows :
The following program were proposed for the year 2009 :
The other members has stressed that the zones where there is no major program should organize zonal CME.
The necessity of publication of the constitution and conference guideline of the chapter was felt by the members. Dr Tapan Kr Ghosh has mentioned that Dr Digant Shastri and Dr Ashok Kapse had already made a constitution. Dr Baldev Prajapati had proposed the name of Dr Abhay Shah for inclusion in this committee. He was of the opinion that it should be circulated amongst the all EB members before acceptance and a conference guiding committee should be setup. The following name were proposed and agreed.
It was decided to bring 2 protocols under President Action plan which includes Hospital Infections and Approach to fever.
A sum of Rs.10,000/- is handed over to Dr Ashok Rai to meet the incidental expenses for 2nd Dr A Parthasarathi Oration.
Dr Digant Shastri, Treasurer gave brief account of the finance of the chapter. He had informed the body that the corpus of the life membership is lying with Dr Raju C Shah (Approx Rs.3.93 lacs).
Dr Raju C Shahs suggested not to utilize the corpus fund of Life Membership.
Dr Tapan Kr Ghosh has given the A/c position lying in Kolkata –
The members appreciated the delegation of 4 members of IAP ID Chapter to Pakistan in their 2nd Conference of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Group.
It was also decided to build a long term association with Infectious Disease Chapter of Pakistan. Explore the possibility of joint Scientific program and invitation of their members to our conferences. Dr Tapan Kr Ghosh was asked to pursue the matter. Dr Indra Sekhar Rao suggested to expand this proposal to other SAARC countries.
Registration of our body was also suggested. It has already been started at Ahmedabad. Dr Abhay Shah is to look in to this matter.
It was a dream of the chapter to bring out a National Journal in place of Bulletin. The executive board members had appreciated the great work done by Dr Parang Mehta for last 7 years to bring out the bulletin of IAP ID Chapter. Dr Vijay N Yewale enquired about the tenure of the editors of the forthcoming journal of the chapter. Dr Parthasarathy suggested to follow the IAP Guidelines and Dr Raju C Shah suggested that to be of at least 3 years. Dr Tapan Kr Ghosh suggested that bulletin should be published till the first copy of the journal is out. Dr Raju C Shah said that the next bulletin is to be published by Dr Vijay Yewale and Dr Parang Mehta is to be informed about this. Now Dr Vijay N Yewale will be the Editor in Chief of the forthcoming journal of the body.
Vote of was given by Dr Ritabrata Kundu to all the members. Special thanks was given to Dr Ashok Rai, Organisng Secretary, 11 NCPID for his excellent performance.
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